TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey 2021 sales for principal vegetables totaled $184 million, from almost 32 thousand acres according to Bruce Eklund, state statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Jersey Field Office.
Sales decreased from 2020 by 18%. Acres were down 5%, overall yields increased 6%, but prices decreased by 16%. Of the 18 vegetables surveyed, collards, kale, parsley, snap beans, spinach, summer squash, and winter squash enjoyed sales increases.
Bell peppers led in value of production, followed by tomatoes, squash and sweet corn. These vegetable estimates represent crops grown in the open, not those grown under glass or other protection. For information on vegetables grown under protection, please see the Census of Horticulture
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